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Our investment principles explained

Clare brings our investment principles to life in this episode. Including some key things to consider before you get started, some tips to follow when you’re making your first investment decisions, and the importance of staying invested for the long-term through market ups and downs.

The value of investments can fall as well as rise and you could get back less than you invest. If you’re not sure about investing, seek independent advice.

Before you start

Clare takes to the streets to find out why some of the public are investing, before sharing some insight on what you might want to consider before you get started.

Your first steps

Clare walks through five helpful things to think about when you’re getting started with investing and making your first investment decisions.

Staying invested

Clare also looks at the importance of staying invested for the long term, interviewing Karen Barrett – the Founder and CEO of Unbiased.co.uk – to find out ways investors can keep their nerve through the ups and downs of the market.

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